rampstyle #22 - I for myself

What defines us? Ultimately, it is always our personality. This wonderfully dazzling and unique self with which we encounter ourselves and the world. So far, so good - from the perspective of others. But let's rather stay with ourselves and devote this issue of the magazine to the questions: "Who do I want to be?" and "What is worth living for?"
Text Michael Köckritz
Photo ramp.pictures

When we start to think about our self, things get more complicated. The question of our own identity is impossible to answer in one or two sentences. There are simply too many facets that make up our being. All attempts at short descriptions are therefore in principle already cheerfully off the mark.

The question "Who am I?" can therefore be safely left unanswered. Better to focus on two other questions in a complex world with seemingly infinite options: "Who do I want to be?" and "What is worth living for?"

Here we go again: There is simply no good life without a personal idea of the meaning of one's life. So we let ourselves be curious about what is important to us. Ideally, we then immediately forget all the questions - and gladly ourselves for once.

Suddenly we are completely with ourselves.




Exclusively: Porsche SEEN

Under the title "Porsche Unseen," the dream car manufacturer anchored secret design studies in our consciousness for the first time. We blithely dreamed the matter further and anchored our Unseen favorites in real life. Just like that. After all, it's always the things we experience in connection with stories that remain in our special memories.


Exclusive interview: Rafael Nadal

The tennis star doesn't give interviews, we were told. Well, he does. In an interview, he revealed to us how he manages to keep delivering top performances, what his relationship is with his rivals - and talked about the biggest misconception about himself.


The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Tom Brady and Lewis Hamilton are without a doubt two extraordinary athletes and the best in their class. What sets them apart is the fact that one of them plays in a team and the other competes solo. In a recent interview, they spoke about subtle differences and astonishing similarities. And about chestnuts as a good luck charm.


A (friendly) meeting with Noel Gallagher

With the band Oasis, Noel Gallagher became one of the biggest pop stars of the '90s - until he fell out with his brother. A conversation with 54-year-old, who is still characterized by his penchant for insults of all kinds and an extremely healthy self-confidence.




Till Brönner photographs Álvaro Soler

There's music in it: See what it looks like when Germany's most successful jazz trumpeter grabs his camera and photographs an incredibly successful pop singer in our very special fashion shoot.


A Harley Low Rider S.

Some evenings, the motorcycle seems like the last resort for escape. It's not about escaping the world, quite the opposite. It's the direct route back to real life. Okay, pretty great fun it is, too.




Range Rover's iconic ads reimagined

The Range Rover is perhaps the only car in the world in which you can cross rivers in style. We took a look at its history and took a close look at its legendary advertisements. And because they are timeless, we acted them out. It was really fun.

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